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CATM hosts heavy weapons training

Tech. Sgt. Joshua Mitchell, 18th Security Forces Squadron combat arms training and maintenance NCO in charge, instructs students at Camp Hansen, Japan, Sept. 30, 2021. The purpose of CATM is to instruct personnel on the proper use of small arms, and instructors oversee and maintain weapons systems. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Stephen Pulter)

Tech. Sgt. Joshua Mitchell, 18th Security Forces Squadron combat arms training and maintenance NCO in charge, instructs students at Camp Hansen, Japan, Sept. 30, 2021. The purpose of CATM is to instruct personnel on the proper use of small arms, and instructors oversee and maintain weapons systems. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Stephen Pulter)

Members from the 18th Security Forces Squadron fire M240B machine guns at Camp Hansen, Japan, Sept. 30, 2021. This training was to familiarize Airmen with heavy weapon platforms to ensure safe and efficient operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Stephen Pulter)

Members from the 18th Security Forces Squadron fire M240B machine guns at Camp Hansen, Japan, Sept. 30, 2021. This training was to familiarize Airmen with heavy weapon platforms to ensure safe and efficient operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Stephen Pulter)

Members from the 18th Security Forces Squadron fire M203 grenade launchers at Camp Hansen, Japan, Sept. 30, 2021. The M203 grenade launcher is a rifle-mounted launcher capable of firing 40 mm rounds. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Stephen Pulter)

Members from the 18th Security Forces Squadron fire M203 grenade launchers at Camp Hansen, Japan, Sept. 30, 2021. The M203 grenade launcher is a rifle-mounted launcher capable of firing 40 mm rounds. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Stephen Pulter)

Members from the 18th Security Forces Squadron fire an M240B machine gun at Camp Hansen, Japan, Sept. 30, 2021. This heavy weapons training familiarized Airmen with the M240B, M249, and M203 grenade launcher. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Stephen Pulter)

Members from the 18th Security Forces Squadron fire an M240B machine gun at Camp Hansen, Japan, Sept. 30, 2021. This heavy weapons training familiarized Airmen with the M240B, M249, and M203 grenade launcher. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Stephen Pulter)

Airman 1st Class Lance Lee, left, 18th Security Forces Squadron armorer, and Airman 1st Class Malaka Bewar, right, 18th SFS armorer, fire an M240B machine gun at Camp Hansen, Japan, Sept. 30, 2021. Heavy machine gun teams fire in two-man teams with the assistant gunner providing assisted stabilization, reloading and barrel changes for the primary gunner. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Stephen Pulter)

Airman 1st Class Lance Lee, left, 18th Security Forces Squadron armorer, and Airman 1st Class Malaka Bewar, right, 18th SFS armorer, fire an M240B machine gun at Camp Hansen, Japan, Sept. 30, 2021. Heavy machine gun teams fire in two-man teams with the assistant gunner providing assisted stabilization, reloading and barrel changes for the primary gunner. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Stephen Pulter)

Airman 1st Class Malaka Bewar, 18th Security Forces Squadron armorer, fires an M240B machine gun at Camp Hansen, Japan, on Sept. 30, 2021. Heavy machine gun teams fire in two-man teams with the assistant gunner providing assisted stabilization, reloading and barrel changes for the primary gunner. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Stephen Pulter)

Airman 1st Class Malaka Bewar, 18th Security Forces Squadron armorer, fires an M240B machine gun at Camp Hansen, Japan, on Sept. 30, 2021. Heavy machine gun teams fire in two-man teams with the assistant gunner providing assisted stabilization, reloading and barrel changes for the primary gunner. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Stephen Pulter)

An 18th Security Forces Squadron member fires an M203 grenade launcher at Camp Hansen, Japan, Sept. 30, 2021. The M203 grenade launcher provides an extended range capability for ground troops. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Stephen Pulter)

An 18th Security Forces Squadron member fires an M203 grenade launcher at Camp Hansen, Japan, Sept. 30, 2021. The M203 grenade launcher provides an extended range capability for ground troops. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Stephen Pulter)

Senior Airman Gabriel Micks, 18th Security Forces Squadron member, fires an M240B at Camp Hansen, Japan, Sept. 30, 2021. The 18th SFS provides aircraft security and maintains the largest security force mobility commitment in the Pacific Air Forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Stephen Pulter)

Senior Airman Gabriel Micks, 18th Security Forces Squadron member, fires an M240B at Camp Hansen, Japan, Sept. 30, 2021. The 18th SFS provides aircraft security and maintains the largest security force mobility commitment in the Pacific Air Forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Stephen Pulter)

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